Location: Maricopa County AZ

Rosedale Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona

This cemetery lies in the southwest part of Phoenix, near 20 Ave. and Washington street. It was platted 1898, deed acknowledged January 21, 1898, and recorded April 30, of the same year. There have been no burials there since 1911 or 1912, and the grounds are unfenced, untended and in general disrepair. Many of the board markers are so worn by the weather that the inscriptions can scarcely be deciphered, and large numbers have all marks worn off, while some are partly destroyed by fire. Many really fine marble and granite monuments are thrown off the bases, and while it is said to be the intention of the city to move the marked graves to a new location the time for doing so will surely find many of the marks of identification destroyed. I was told by members of the City Planning committee that it is the intention to smooth over the grounds of this place, after moving the marked graves, and convert it into a park. Many of the graves are those of the so called “health seekers” who died far away from home and friends, and whose graves are marked with a board on which is painted the name, and sometimes age, of the person buried there. ANDREWS, ANNIE L., wife of E. L. Andrews, b. Oct. 3, 1843, d. Oct. 25, 1900. ANDREWS, JOHN C., born...

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Biography of Addison Fox McCaleb

Addison Fox McCaleb, one of the most prominent and prosperous citizens of northeastern Oklahoma, where he first took up his abode forty-three years ago, was elected mayor of Bartlesville in April, 1920, and has since capably discharged the duties devolving upon him in that important position. He was born at Harrison, Tennessee, on the 10th of January, 1861, a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Gardenhire) McCaleb, the former a native of east Tennessee and the latter of Hamilton county, that state. The father held the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Civil war and was wounded in battle, but his injuries were not considered sufficiently serious to incapacitate him for active service. Following the close of the war, however, he became ill and died soon afterward. His wife is also deceased. Addison F. McCaleb attended the public schools of his native city in the acquirement of an education, but his wide general information has been largely obtained in the school of experience. On the 14th of April, 1878, when a youth of seventeen years, he arrived in the Indian Territory, settling at Vinita, and for a quarter of a century he devoted his attention to farming and cattle raising in this section, having five thousand acres of land under cultivation in Nowata and Rogers counties. In 1903 he embarked in the mercantile business at Bartlesville and also became an...

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Buckley, Doris – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Doris Buckley died at a care home in Phoenix, Ariz. on Jan. 25, 2007. She was 75. Mrs. Buckley was born in La Grande on Sept. 18, 1931, to Albert and Anna Gake. She lived in La Grande for a few years until the family moved to Enterprise and then to Joseph, where she attended school. During the war, the family moved to Huntington where her father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. She graduated from Huntington High School. She married Glen Buckley in 1949. They worked on ranches in Wallowa County for a number of years, and then moved to California. In the early sixties, they moved to Black Canyon, Ariz., due to health reasons. During that time they made many trips to Wallowa County to visit family. Mr. Buckley died in 1987. Mrs. Buckley continued to live in Black Canyon until her health forced her to move to a care center. She continued to visit Wallowa County until her health prevented her from doing so. She and her husband both loved the mountains and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mrs. Buckley is survived by her sister Virginia Lampkins of La Grande, niece Linda Noble of Baker City and nephew Larry Lampkins of Haines, Alaska. A memorial service will be held at Bowman Funeral Home in Enterprise on Feb. 10 at 11 a.m. Wallowa County Chieftain –...

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Brooks, Leonard H. – Obituary

Enterprise, Oregon Leonard H. Brooks, 86, died April 6, 2005, in Surprise, Ariz. He was born September 26, 1918, in Tucson, Ariz., to Leonard and Elisabeth (Adams) Brooks Sr. As a child, he spent two years living in Mexico and learned to speak Spanish. As a young teenager, he spent a summer living with the Apache Indians and learned the art of bow and arrow making and shooting. After graduating from high school he worked as a cowboy and as a powder man in the mines. During World War II, he was a bomber pilot flying B-25s over Italy. While serving in the Army, he married Dorothy Custis and they had two children, Bamey and Penny. He loved to racehorses, so on his way home from the war he bought his first quarter horse and moved his family to Yoncalla, where he, his father and brother owned a ranch and a small sawmill operation. In 1955 he moved his family to Enterprise. In the late sixties, he divorced and then moved to Alaska in the early seventies. In Alaska, he hunted big game with both rifle and bow and arrow. He loved camping, photography, flying and meeting the many challenges of the Alaskan wilderness. He owned several bush planes while in Alaska. He also enjoyed writing and had several bow hunting articles published. In 1977, he went to the...

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Bowerman, Sally – Obituary

Joseph, Oregon Though Sally Bowerman of Joseph recently celebrated her 81st birthday she was “at the top of her game” when she died in a car crash in a dangerous intersection in Portland last week, according to both her daughters. Bowerman enjoyed many lives during 81 years and, in some ways, was many different people. She was a mother and nurse, a writer and sports fan, a patron of the arts and community booster, a world traveler. During her high school years Bowerman was a prize winning equestrian, a show jumper in an English saddle. Though later she became the epitome of a Wallowa County farm wife, feeding hay hands and leading 4-H clubs, she never did quite turn into a cowgirl and her one time riding during a family cattle drive didn’t end well. “It’s dangerous to ride English in Hells Canyon,” explained a nephew. Both of her parents, Jay and Wayfe Bowerman, were lawyers and her father was also a politician, serving as president of the State Senate and then governor for about six months in 1910 when his predecessor became incapacitated. Sally Bowerman wanted to be a doctor, and did receive a biology degree from the University of Oregon after attending Stanford University for two years. Apparently it was a “family rule” that Bowermans could go away for college, but must return to graduate from an...

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Robinson, George – Obituary

George Robinson Passes At Baker George H. Robinson, 73 year old Mesa Ariz., farmer and former La Grande resident, died in Baker suddenly Monday. Funeral services will be at the Snodgrass Funeral Home Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Gene Robinson will officiate and interment will be in City Cemetery. Mr. Robinson was born in La Grande, Nov. 18, 1882. He spent much of his life in Oregon. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Edith L. Robinson of Tempe, Ariz.; four sons, Wallace, Tempe Ariz., Eldon of Corona, Calif., Gene of Spokane, and Leslie of Pendleton; one daughter, Mrs. Betty Mae McCambridge of Prineville; one sister, Mrs. Mae West of La Grande; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One son, Harlin M. formerly of La Grande was killed in Las Vegas in 1954. La Grande Evening Observer, Thursday, 24 February 1955, Page 2. Contributed by: Robert C....

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Sirrine, Laura Mrs. – Obituary

Mrs. Laura Sirrine, wife of Theodore Sirrine, of North Union, died of heart failure at about 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon of this week. Mrs. T. C. Sirrine passed away suddenly at the home residence in Union at 3 p. m. Tuesday last. She had been poorly for over two years. Mrs. Sirrine was Laura Holmes of Montpelier, Idaho. She was born June 15, 1852, and married T. C. Sirrine Nov. 14, 1869 at Montpelier, Idaho. In the fall of 1877 Mrs. Sirrine and her husband left Idaho and went to Salt River Valley, Arizona, by team and arrived there Jan. 17, 1878, settling in Mesa City. The family lived there 27 years and left for Weiser, Idaho, in 1903; from there they moved to Union, Oregon, May 1, 1907. She leaves a husband and six children, 13 grand children, and 2 great grand children to mourn her death. Her children are Mrs. J. A. Holmes of American Fork, Utah, formerly of Union; James C. Sirrine, of Metropolis, Nevada; Mrs. A. L. Johnson, of Gridley, California; Seth Sirrine of Union; Wilford Sirrine, who is in Australia on a mission for the L.D.S. Church; and Sam Sirrine of Union. Her grand daughter, Mrs. C. R. Fullmer, arrived from La Grande the night of her death. Her grandson, Lionel Holmes, was at the death-bed. The children, James Sirrine, Mrs. Holmes and Mrs....

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Buckley, Doris Gake – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Doris Gake Buckley Doris Gake Buckley, 75, of Phoenix, Ariz., and formerly of La Grande and Wallowa County, died Jan. 25 at a care home in Phoenix. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bollman Funeral Home in Enterprise. Mrs. Buckley was born in La Grande Sept. 18, 1931, to Albert and Anna Gake. She lived in La Grande for a few years until the family moved to Enterprise and then to Joseph, where she attended school. During World War II, the family moved to Huntington, where her father worked for the Union Pacific Railroad. She graduated from Huntington High School. In 1949 she married Glen Buckley, a disabled World War II veteran who was born in 1912. They worked on ranches in Wallowa County for a number of years, then moved to California. In the early 1960s they moved to Black Canyon, Ariz., because of Glen’s health. After her husband’s death in 1987, Mrs. Buckley continued to live in Black Canyon until her health forced her to move to a care center. Doris and Glen loved the mountains and enjoyed hunting and fishing. As long as their health allowed, they made many trips to Wallowa County to visit family. Survivors include a sister, Virginia Lampkins of La Grande, and a niece and a nephew. The Observer – Obituaries for the week ending...

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Christensen, Betty Jane – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Betty Jane Christensen, 88, formerly of La Grande, died March 17 in Gilbert, Ariz. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Loveland Funeral Chapel, 1508 Fourth St., La Grande, and 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center, 1802 Gekeler. A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the LDS Stake Center, followed by dedication of the grave at Grandview Cemetery. Mrs. Chistensen was born March 16, 1919, to Roy and Blanche (Kessler) Grice in Hutchinson, Kan. Her family moved to Oregon when she was a child, first to Pendleton and a short time later to La Grande. She spent more than 70 years in the Grande Ronde Valley. A 1937 graduate of La Grande High School, she was involved in many high school activities, including her role as Little Eva in the play “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” in which she was hoisted to heaven on a rope. After high school, trained and graduated as a registered nurse from the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Mrs. Christensen returned to La Grande in 1941, where she worked at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She later joined the Army Nurses Corp and spent most of her time on the maternity ward in Oakland, Calif. She met Russell “Lamar” Christensen upon her return to La Grande....

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Hyde, Robert E. – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Robert E. Hyde, a 1945 graduate of La Grande High School, died April 5 at his home in Sun City, Ariz. He was 80. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Mt. Scott Funeral Home in Portland with burial at Willamette National Cemetery to follow at 12:30 p.m. Bob was born June 16, 1927, in Morton Mills, Iowa, on a 160-acre farm. He was the youngest child of Cecil and Edith Hyde. He was the largest of the four children, weighing in at 12 pounds. Bob and his siblings made La Grande their home after the death of both their parents in February 1929. They were reared by Roy and Fausta Tyler, cousins of their mother. As a young child, Bob worked at the Tyler Creamery making popsicles and did chores on the Tyler farm. During his high school years he participated in wrestling, weightlifting and played right tackle on the football team. Immediately after graduation, Bob, along with 25 of his classmates, enlisted in the Navy. He served his enlistment on the destroyer the Henry W. Tucker. His duties took him to such places as Okinawa, Hawaii and Oshima, Japan. Upon being discharged from the Navy in 1946, he returned to La Grande and enrolled at Eastern Oregon College, taking business courses. He married Irene Smart in April 1948...

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Gibbs, Rita – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Rita Gibbs, 65, formerly of La Grande, died March 2 in Mesa, Ariz. A memorial service will begin at 1 p.m. June 16 at Grandview Cemetery. La Grande Observer – Obituaries for the day of May 17,...

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Schricker, Richard Alex – Obituary

La Grande, Oregon Richard Alex Schricker, 65, of Baker City and formerly of La Grande, died Aug. 11 in Phoenix, Ariz. A viewing will run from 3 to 8 p.m. today at Coles Funeral Home in Baker City. A memorial service begins at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Agape Christian Center in Baker City with a reception immediately following at the church. Pastor Garth Johnson will officiate. A graveside service with military honors will follow at 3 p.m. at Hillcrest East Cemetery in La Grande. Richard was born March 7, 1943, to Richard Clifford and Patricia Louise (Wynegar) Schricker in South Bend, Ind. He graduated from high school in 1961 at Garden Grove, Calif. Richard served in the U.S. Navy for four years and then in the National Guard for 16 years. He ranked as seaman and sergeant first class. Richard worked as the fire cache manager for the U.S. Forest Service in La Grande, retiring in November 2003. He married Leslie Perrigo in March 1968 at The Dalles. The couple remained married until she died in September 2007. Richard enjoyed traveling, sightseeing and meeting new people. He was a member of the Agape Christian Center in Baker City and a volunteer at the Powder River Correctional Facility. He is survived by his children, Jeffery Schricker of McCall, Idaho, and Jayme Schricker of John Day; mother, Patricia L. Perry...

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Poole, Elwyn L. – Obituary

Elwyn L. Poole, 85, of Pendleton, died Thursday, Jan. 23, 1986, at Delamarter Care Center. He was born Feb. 21, 1900 in Rio, Miss., the son of Richard and Inez Poole. He attended Emerson Institute of Technology in Washington, D.C., and worked for various agencies of the federal government. When he retired in 1962 he was employed by the General Services Administration as an air conditioning engineer. On March 8, 1924, he married Ethel Alline Bound of Bailey, Miss. They lived in the District of Columbia, Arlington, Va., Walla Walla and Phoenix, Ariz. Poole came to Pendleton in 1977 to be near his daughter, Merle (Mrs. Robert) Blanc. His first wife died in 1978 and on April 22, 1982, he married Fannie Molstrom at Camlu Retirement Apartments, Pendleton. Survivors include his wife in Pendleton; son, Alfred of Kent, Wash.; daughter, Merle Blanc of Pendleton; stepdaughter Betty Wiginton of San Francisco, Calif.; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and two step-grandchildren. A son, Edward, and a grandson, Frederick Elwyn Poole, died earlier. Recitation of the rosary will be Sunday, 7:30 p.m. in the chapel at Burns Mortuary, Pendleton. A graveside service will be held Monday, 10 a.,. at the Mountain View Cemetery in Walla Walla. Contributions may be made to the St. Anthony Hospital Auxiliary or to a charity of donor’s choice. Contributed by: Shelli...

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Sisk, Clarence Charles – Obituary

Clarence Charles “Irish” Sisk, 69, was killed in an automobile accident near Mesa, Arizona on Wednesday February 6, 1974. He was born Nov. 8, 1904 in Yakima County and had spent most of his adult life in the Ellensburg area. He was married to Gladys Morrison, Sept. 16, 1929 in Wenatchee. He was employed by F. A. Kern as a ranch foreman and truck driver from 1933 to 1943. Later, he operated a ranch on the Kittitas Highway and more recently ranched north of Kittitas on No. 81 Road. He had been spending the winter at Apache Junction, Arizona. Sisk had been president of the Flying Hoofs Riding Club, a youth organization in which he was interested, for 17 years. He is survived by two brothers, Stanley Sisk of San Carlos, Calif., and Hobbart Sisk of Macon, Ga.; two sisters, Mrs. Frances Tomlinson of Portland, Ore.; and Mrs. Myrtle Pattee of Chehalis; and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Tuesday in Evenson’s Chapel. Burial will follow in the IOOF...

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Powell, Stella Mae – Obituary

Stella Mae Powell, 76, of Baker City, died Dec. 9, 2005, at her home with her son and daughter-in-law. At her request, there will be no service. Her son and daughter-in-law will take her remains to the coast. Stella had a long battle with emphysema. She moved to Baker City to be near her son. Stella loved her dogs like her own children. Stella was born in Wisconsin on June 16, 1929, to Gilbert and Elizabeth Powell. She married Emil Puch in 1946. She had three children: Antonette, Betty and Alan. The marriage ended in divorce in 1973. She was a longtime employee of the Motorola Corp. at Phoenix, Ariz., working as a supervisor and foreman. She had many friends there and continued those relationships after retirement. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Annie and Murphy Johnson of Flagstaff, Ariz., and Dawn and Dennis Foster of Honaunau, Hawaii; her son and daughter-in-law, Al and Carol Free of Baker City; and son-in-law, Fritz Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her good friend, Flora Stroud; and a grandson, Tyler Aspey of Flagstaff, Ariz. Used with permission from: Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, December 16, 2005 Transcribed by: Belva...

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